High surf warning in effect, surf could reach 30 feet on Oahu’s North Shore

Rich Meiers
Oct 08, 2012

High surf warning in effect, surf could reach 30 feet on Hawaii's North Shore, Pipeline, Waiamea, Waiamea closed high surf, Sharks Cove

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) –

A high surf warning is in effect for the north and west-facing shores of Niihau, Kauai, Oahu and Molokai, and for north-facing shores of Maui, according to the Deparment of Emergency Management. A high surf advisory is also in effect for the west-facing shores of the Big Island.

The warning is scheduled to remain in effect until 6 p.m. Wednesday.

Forecasters say surf is expected to reach 20 to 30 feet along north facing shores and 15 to 20 feet along west facing shores. Surf will peak tonight and begin to diminish on Wednesday.

Swells and significant erosion of sand can also be expected along beaches where sand has accumulated during the summer months.

The NWS says a high surf warning indicates that battering waves will hit shorelines, resulting in very dangerous swimming conditions and deadly rip currents.

Read more at HawaiiNewsNow…

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Jim Caldwell
Redondo Beach

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Jim Caldwell has over 26 years of experience in the public safety sector in occupations ranging from professional ski patrol, and ocean lifeguard to firefighter. Jim has worked for the Redondo Beach Fire Department for the last 22 years holding successively higher positions of responsibility. For the last six years, Jim has held the rank of Engineer with responsibility for driving and operating the Department’s Engines and Tillered Aerial Ladder Truck. Throughout his career, he has shown a dedication not only to public safety but also community service.
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